The 1987 New Era Contest Winners: Portraits of Ourselves


The faces on this page are the faces of craftsmen—wordwrights and soundsmiths and shapers of light. They are the winners of the 1987 New Era Writing, Art, Photography, and Music Contest. Grasping their own elusive thoughts and feelings with sighted fingers, they have crafted them into visible forms—portraits of themselves.

But if your name or photo does not appear on these pages, please don’t be discouraged. We saw a world of potential in your efforts. Please try again. Never stop trying to share your vision of life with a world that truly needs it.

And while we’re on the subject, be sure to watch the September New Era for the rules of our 1988 contest. Perhaps next August you’ll find your own face looking back at you.

Art

1st Place

Rohn Solomon (23) Las Vegas, NV

2nd Place

Anneliese Warnick (16) Salt Lake City, UT

3rd Place

Stephen L. Atwood (17) Wichita, KS

Honorable Mention

Marni Lyn Anderson (18) Afton, WY

Jennifer Berry (14) Lakewood, CA

Angela Jones (19) Lancaster, England

Heidi Moller (16) Surrey, British Columbia

Ian Whipple (17) Idaho Falls, ID

Photography

1st Place

Lynn Howlett (24) Provo, UT

2nd Place

Bobbi Jane Rice (22) Plano, TX

3rd Place

Candy Young (17) Salt Lake City, UT

Honorable Mention

Stacy Anderson (22) La Crescenta, CA

Katrina Bakker (18) Newbury Park, CA

Carl Houghton (18) Cypress, CA

Melanie Okey (18) Provo, UT

Nancy Olsen (16) Midvale, UT

Articles

1st Place

Sue Draper (23) Hooper, UT

2nd Place

Vivian Harmer (21) Bountiful, UT

3rd Place

Mike Austin (20) Enid, OK

Honorable Mention

Kirsten Christensen (24) Tempe, AZ

Anita Fee (16) Rockville, MD

Jennifer Gillins (15) Kirkland, WA

Darla K. Graff (22) Ogden, UT

Lori Jean Johnson (23) Roy, UT

Fiction

1st Place

Julie Standage (17) RAF Mildenhall, England

2nd Place

Rex Strother (25) Westminster, CA

3rd Place

Raquel Hendrickson (19) Hartville, MO

Honorable Mention

Charles Allen (23) San Antonio, TX

Mike Austin (21) Enid, OK

Wendee Lynn Clapp (20) Shelley, ID

Emily Kondris (17) Grain Valley, MO

Shona Randall (16) Johannesburg, South Africa

Poetry

1st Place

Nani Lii Furse (22) Hurricane, UT

2nd Place

Rex Strother (25) Westminster, CA

3rd Place

Carl Houghton (18) Cypress, CA

Honorable Mention

Katherine Carlisle (19) Memphis, TN

Cheri Carman (17) Veneta, OR

J. Clark Farmer (16) Provo, UT

Sean Hubbard (21) San Juan Capistrano, CA

Debra Lyn Menssen (17) Sandy , UT

Casualene Richardson (18) Renton, WA

Laurie D. Smith (18) Layton, UT

Wendy Ann Wilhite (17) Sandy, UT

Song

1st Place

Stephen P. Schank (19) Silver Spring, MD

2nd Place

Rebecca Woodworth (21) Bountiful, UT

3rd Place

Natalie Machir (19) Fremont, CA

Honorable Mention

Ray Davis (18) West Jordan, UT

Juliet Gamero (15) Sandy, UT

Mari Suzanne Peck (21) American Fork, UT

Hymn

1st Place

Rebecca Woodworth (21) Bountiful, UT

2nd Place

Sheri Clark (17) Woods Cross, UT

3rd Place

Chari Mecham (17) Sandy, UT

Honorable Mention

John Charles Duffy (14) Orem, UT

Gwen Skinner (17) Pima, AZ

Laurel Stucki (17) Provo, UT

[photos] Rohn Solomon; Anneliese Warnick; Stephen L. Atwood; Lynn Howlett; Bobbi Jane Rice; Candy Young; Sue Draper; Vivian Harmer; Mike Austin

[photos] Julie Standage; Rex Strother; Raquel Hendrickson; Nani Lii Furse; Rex Strother; Carl Houghton; Stephen P. Schank; Rebecca Woodworth; Natalie Machir; Rebecca Woodworth; Sheri Clark; Chari Mecham